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Small business owners need to sort themselves out

Small business owners need to sort themselves out…

RANT ALERT + Biz Lessons!!! Small business owners need to sort themselves out! Over the last month or so, I’ve moved house which means we needed domestic cleaners/end of tenancy cleans, carpet cleaners, window cleaners, gardeners, plumbers, electricians and removal men etc etc. Now I just go to Google and start calling the first one …

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How to assess a business opportunity Part 5: Motivation

OK, so this is part 5 in my series of articles on ‘How to assess a business opportunity’. This time we’re looking at (cue uplifting music and training montage…) Motivation Motivation is best described as the reason or reasons that anyone does anything. But let me expand on that just a little: Always bear in …

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How to assess a business opportunity, part 4 – Experience

Since beginning this series on ‘how to assess a business opportunity’ I’ve realised that writing just 4 or 5 articles was simply not going to be enough. In fact I could write a dozen articles and something else might occur to me for consideration. However, this time we’re going to look at ‘Experience’ or ‘Expertise’. …

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Busy vs productive - a few pointers

Busy vs productive – a few pointers

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the most difficult things about being self-employed is trying to balance the difference between busy and productive (see /busy-vs-productive-using-time-wisely-can-be-hard-work/). It’s very easy to be ‘busy’ since there is never nothing to do. But turning that busy into ‘business’ is very challenging at times. Busy vs productive is a constant …

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